Brownies and Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats

After dropping the posse off at school this morning, I paid another visit to the friendly doctors at our local ER. Today’s visit, however, was much more pleasant, for they removed the stitches from my hand. And then gave me the scissors and tweezers they used as a memento.

Like the inch-long scar isn’t enough? 

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No matter though, I’m just happy that those prickly stitches are out and I can wear my ring again. It’s funny how I don’t feel completely dressed without it on. I mean, I haven’t worn anything on that finger in 5 years. And wasn’t sure I ever would again. Alas, fate intervened and my heart and soul found their other half.

It’s a wonderful love story, actually, comparable to the 51 years-and-still-going-strong story of my parents love and life. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for setting such an incredible example of unbreakable love and devotion ♥

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to the kitchen to bake something, since I have full use of my left hand again….

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats – adapted from Cookies and Cups

These bars are fun and different – a step up from a regular rice krispie treat and not difficult to make at all. Just make sure to keep the bars tightly covered, as the cookie dough dries out very quickly.

Krispie Treat Layer
  • 5 tbs. butter
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
Cookie Dough Layer
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Krispie Layer

Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Once melted add in marshmallows, stirring continuously until they are melted. Immediately remove from heat and stir in cereal.

Once the cereal is completely combined with the melted marshmallow, spread into pan and press evenly. Set aside while making the cookie dough.

Cookie Dough

Beat butter and both sugars until combined. Add in milk and vanilla, and mix until smooth, scraping the sides as necessary.

Turn mixer to low and add in the flour until incorporated, then stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread the cookie dough evenly over the krispie layer. Cut into squares to serve. Keep the bars covered tightly with plastic wrap to avoid them becoming dried out.

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